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Wednesday, December 22, 2021 1:32 PM | Alanna Mahlakolisane (Administrator)

Media Release – Wednesday 22 Dec 2021

MEDIA RELEASE AIDN WA Votes to go National

The Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) Western Australian chapter has voted to formally become part of the AIDN National Network.

AIDN has been in the process of becoming a national organisation and at the AIDN WA’s recent AGM the membership made the decision to formally become part of the National organisation.

The nationalisation of AIDN brings together the entire membership base under one national collective making the organisation an extremely powerful advocate for the interests of Australian Industry, in particular the SME community. Importantly under the AIDN National constitution the individual states and territories have a vital role in forming both national strategies and ensuring that the individual requirements and circumstances of the states and territories are fully represented.

The Chair of AIDN National board, Mr Graham Priestnall, stated “The decision of the AIDN WA membership and committee to formally vote to join the National body is a great outcome and now brings all the AIDN chapters into the National organisation. I know that our WA committee and membership will take a very proactive role in AIDN National. We look forward to WA being a proactive member of the national organisation and look forward to their strong contribution.”

Kris Constantinides, AIDN WA President stated, “Our members have voted to place their trust in the national body. We deliberately took the time we needed to ensure that the interests of WA Industry could be heard in a national organisation. Once we were satisfied that this could be guaranteed we took the vote to our membership who endorsed the decision, we now look forward to working closely and contributing strongly to the National organisation.”

CEO of AIDN National, Mr Brent Clark, stated “Having AIDN WA formally voting to be part of the national organisation is a tremendous outcome, I look forward to working closely with the AIDN WA committee, the membership and form closer ties with the WA Government. AIDN’s ability to advocate for the Australian SME community continues to get stronger and with WA voting to formally become part of the National entity we have now had all our state and territory chapters formally join the National organisation.”


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Brent Clark (CEO) + 61 (0) 409 445 145

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